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Ravine Gardens State Park, Palatka

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4.4/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web
Ravine Gardens State Park is a 59acre Florida State Park located in Palatka, Florida. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.The park was constructed by the Works Progress Administration, with cypress buildings, rock gardens and fieldstone terraces. Near the park entrance is The Court of States and a 64ft obelisk dedicated to Franklin D. Roosevelt.Recreational ActivitiesActivities include viewing the thousands of plants and shrubs, picnicking, jogging, hiking and biking. Amenities include interpretive exhibits, picnic areas, gardens, hiking trails, a 1.8mi paved perimeter loop road, and a parcours trail. Visitors can rent a large covered pavilion, auditorium, and meeting rooms.Special eventsThe park is part of the annual Florida Azalea Festival the first weekend in March, when the nearly 100,000 plants that the WPA planted decades ago bloom.HoursFlorida state parks are open between 8 a.m. and sundown every day of the year (including holidays).References and external links Ravine Gardens State Park at Florida State Parks Ravine State Gardens at Absolutely Florida Ravine State Gardens at Wildernet Putnam County listings at National Register of Historic Places
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  • Very very well maintained ! Trails are awesome and there are other amenities along the paved trail. We didn't see the playground until i got curious when we were leaving and drove around. There was mo...  read more »
  • This is a treasure located in Palatka FL. It is just lovely is the spring when Azaleas are in full bloom. Great way to spend a couple of hours. Tips: 1. drive thru the park before you park your car. 2...  read more »
  • This is a nice walk, especially in March, when the azaleas are in bloom. It is a ravine so the terrain is up and down. 
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